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UK basketball documentary screening

By: Cheryl Glassford Email
By: Cheryl Glassford Email

"I came down here to honor these 1996 champions," said excited UK fan Russ White.

Fans poured in to the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Lexington Friday night.

"I'm super excited I'm a huge UK basketball fan and have been since I was a kid," said fan Kyndra Silvers.

They were there to see the unveiling of the documentary called 'The Untouchables of Kentucky,' created by former UK and NBA player Derek Anderson.

The documentary features the 95-96 Wildcats championship season.

"We just had an unbelievable season," said Anderson, "the way we won, the way we did it - I just wanted to relive that moment."

More than a hundred people came to get a first look at the documentary that Anderson says has been a dream of his for a long time.

"I wanted to do it for a while you know and I just retired a year and half ago," said Anderson, "To me it only made sense for me to come back to where I grew my roots."

Tickets started at 150 dollars for the blue-carpet event, where fans had the opportunity to meet the former players and get autographs.

"It's kind of personal - a lot of the interviews - and a lot of people would be surprised what we went through and still won a championship," said Anderson.

Proceeds of the night go towards the Derek Anderson Foundation, which helps abused women and children, as well as helps feed underpriviledged children.

To learn more about the documentary go to: http://www.untouchablesofkentucky.com

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